Search



Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005 - 2014 Mustangs
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

2005 - 2014 Mustangs Discussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.
Sponsored by Latemodel Restoration


Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-10-2010, 10:49 PM   #1
PSUSkier
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Vehicle: 2008 Mustang
Location: NC
Posts: 276
PSU Skier
Angry Tranny needs rebuilt... for the 5th time

Forgive me for the soap box, but I just need to vent. Today I went to leave for work and when I hopped in the car, threw it in reverse (manual) and the transmission bound up and stalled the engine. This is not the first time this has happened. Only two thousand miles ago the transmission was rebuilt because somehow both 5th and reverse managed to engage the input gear simultaneously. Prior to that 5th gear decided it hated life and decided to fall apart in the most literal fashion possible. And twice before it was in for the cold grind TSB.

I contacted Ford about this the last time and they refused to replace the transmission and only rebuilt it. This time I've decided to get a bit more aggressive and contacted Ford again, but I've also began searching for lawyers with the intent to begin lemon law proceedings. I don't believe I've ever seen anything systemically wrong with these transmissions, but damn, with the amount of money Ford has thrown at this one it would've been so much easier for them to just put in a damn new one two repairs ago.

/rant
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
PSUSkier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 11:06 PM   #2
Blacksmoke
The Paranoid One
 
Blacksmoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Vehicle: 2006GT/Gone but not forgotten/2008 Shelby GT500 now!
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,319
Default

Cold grind TSB?
link to it?

I've never heard of this.
Also... If I were you I'd take it to another damn dealership this time to get it fixed.
Maybe they will give a crap and actually replace it.
__________________

2008 Shelby GT500-Black/Charcoal Stripes
Blacksmoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 11:10 PM   #3
hammeron
6th Gear Member
 
hammeron's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Vehicle: 2006 GT
Location: Nicely done
Posts: 11,738
Default

nothing wrong with a good old fashioned rant, hopefully ford will take
care of you.
hammeron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 11:12 PM   #4
PSUSkier
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Vehicle: 2008 Mustang
Location: NC
Posts: 276
PSU Skier
Default

The TSB is located here: http://www.mustangforums.com/mustang...-3RD-GEAR.html

The funny thing is this is the 3rd dealership I've taken it to... Either I really suck at choosing dealerships with decent mechanics or there's just something horribly wrong with this thing. I have a feeling it's the latter.
PSUSkier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 11:13 PM   #5
JIM5.0
5th Gear Member

 
JIM5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Vehicle: 2011 GT 5.0 Coyote
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,342
None, Facebook is the Devil! None, Twitter is for Twits! None, I hate it when my boss snoops the net about me
Default

I hope for the best for you too.

Seems like the dealership techs are not being forward thinking here. Replacing the entire trany with a brand new one is so much less work than pulling out the bum one, opening it up, and tinkering with the innards.

The dealership techs could have saved both you and themselves so much heartache by doing a complete swap.
__________________

Squirrel of Death!
Do not **** off the SoD!!!!
JIM5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 11:18 PM   #6
RAT281
2nd Gear Member
 
RAT281's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Vehicle: 08 GT
Location: HELL
Posts: 232
Default

Don't let them push you around! They are counting on you to back down. Good luck it sounds like you got the right approach this time
__________________
WHIPPLE FRPP BORLA PYPES K&N EIBACH HURST BMR
RAT281 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 11:22 PM   #7
wayne613
4th Gear Member
 
wayne613's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Vehicle: 2008, GT/CS
Location: Gallifrey
Posts: 1,596
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JIM5.0 View Post
The dealership techs could have saved both you and themselves so much heartache by doing a complete swap.
True, but I think this sword´s edge is from both sides. As in they´d have to justify the complete replacement, citing something systemic I´d think in order to be reimbursed. If it´s in a TSB they HAVE to do it this way.

Anything with a decent level of bureaucracy rarely goes by what makes the most sense in the long run, only what looks good on paper.

I´m having that particular TSB service done to mine in a couple weeks. Finally got sick of the 3rd gear grind in the cold.
__________________
4.10s, 285rwhp/297rwtq - SCT, "we suck so you don't have to"
¨Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
¨--Ben Franklin

Last edited by wayne613; 12-10-2010 at 11:25 PM.
wayne613 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 11:33 PM   #8
siggyfreud
5th Gear Member
 
siggyfreud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 2013 Boss 302
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,647
Default

When my engine blew the dealership told me it would be cheaper for both sides to replace it rather than spending time taking it apart, diagnosing it, and rebuilding it. Though I chose to rebuild it myself, I believe they were probably correct.
__________________
max sig size 500px wide X 250px high. Thank you, Admin.
What to do with a blown motor - Check it out.
siggyfreud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 11:35 PM   #9
JIM5.0
5th Gear Member

 
JIM5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Vehicle: 2011 GT 5.0 Coyote
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,342
None, Facebook is the Devil! None, Twitter is for Twits! None, I hate it when my boss snoops the net about me
Default

Whoa, I finally just say the title 5TH REBUILD! And this is a TR3650, not the damn chinese Getrag MT82!

I say check your state's lemon laws, don't get a lawyer, go to your state's DMV website or state Hwy Department website and read up on your lemon laws. 5 times might already be well above and beyond lemon law, especially for a critical drive train component.
__________________

Squirrel of Death!
Do not **** off the SoD!!!!
JIM5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 11:57 PM   #10
PSUSkier
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Vehicle: 2008 Mustang
Location: NC
Posts: 276
PSU Skier
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JIM5.0 View Post
Whoa, I finally just say the title 5TH REBUILD! And this is a TR3650, not the damn chinese Getrag MT82!

I say check your state's lemon laws, don't get a lawyer, go to your state's DMV website or state Hwy Department website and read up on your lemon laws. 5 times might already be well above and beyond lemon law, especially for a critical drive train component.
I actually just finished plowing through the statute for North Carolina... It appears I'm limited to only the first 24,000 miles, which was long since passed before it would've become repair eligible. At this point it looks like I need to just revert to being a huge thorn in their side until I get a new transmission. I'm currently at 52,000 so I'd like near 25,000 to make sure the new one is solid before my premium care warranty ends. Even more aggravating is the fact that upstairs I have a shiny Paxton HO waiting to go on this damn car, and I certainly can't do that until the drivetrain is solid.

Last edited by PSUSkier; 12-11-2010 at 12:05 AM.
PSUSkier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2010, 11:57 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
5th, aode, break, gear, getrag, grind, in, kits, law, lemon, mt82, rebuild, rebuilt, replacement, s197, tr3650, transmission, wwwmustangforumcom

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:34 PM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup